Celebrating Us: A Letter

Michael…

Today is our day to celebrate each other.

So I thought I’d write a letter and I hope you don’t mind…

The years are passing us by faster than either one of us ever imagined

but what stands out perhaps the most for me

is just how much fun every single one of those years has been with you.

You sometimes speak a language that I don’t understand…

using words like star trek, motherboard, gigabyte, processor, and star wars.

I love when you see the blank expression on my face as I try to understand….

and then respond with “I know you don’t care about that”

but the fact of the matter is I do care about it but wish I could understand it like you do.

I am proud to say I get to spend my life with someone as geeky and smart as you.

Ever since the first day you said “I love you”….

You have continued to do it every single day…..sometimes several times.

I can’t remember a day when I haven’t heard it and I love it when you say….

“Hey did I tell you today how much I love you?”

Even though I sometimes roll my eyes at you and laugh

because it’s the 900 millionth time I’ve heard that exact sentence.

I try to tell you how much I love you but know that I forget to do so a lot….

You should know that I always do…..

Love You.

I love that you listen to everything I have to say and always respect my point of view

even though it’s not always the best point of view…as much as I want it to be.

I like that we have small disagreements instead of big fights

and that we never go longer than a moment being upset at each other.

There has never been a minute where I didn’t want you here…

In my life…in our family.

I never ever second guess our committment and love for each other

and know that you don’t either.

I love watching you be Dad to our children…

You do such a great job of it and it’s as though

it is something you were just meant to do in life.

It is obvious to me that both of our children love you and respect you

for everything that you are to them.

I always wanted more than a father for my children

and you certainly fill the role of super Dad in my eyes…

and the eyes of your son and daughter no doubt.

We have years and years of love to share yet…

and so many joys and sorrows yet to experience

but I am thankful for you in my life

and lucky to have such a partner in life to get through it all.

Every day is a day for us to celebrate each other….

and everything that we are for the other person.

You are so much to me and by your thoughts and actions towards me….

I know I am on the same page with you.

Have I told you today that I love you?

Well I do…

Love you…

So much.

Love Melissa

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